Software quality assurance analysts and testers

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Total Workforce
70.7k
Average Age
41
Average Salary
$75,819
Average Male Salary
$79,377
Average Female Salary
$70,701

About

Software quality assurance analysts and testers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Software quality assurance analysts and testers was $75,819 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Software quality assurance analysts and testers by wage are Administrative services managers, Urban & regional planners, and Network and computer systems administrators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Software quality assurance analysts and testers are Fremont City (East) PUMA, CA, Hillsborough County (Northwest) PUMA, FL, and Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Software quality assurance analysts and testers are Fremont City (East) PUMA, CA, Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC, and Hillsborough County (Northwest) PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Software quality assurance analysts and testers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Software quality assurance analysts and testers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Software quality assurance analysts and testers, by average wage, is Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. . Software quality assurance analysts and testers are paid most in Union City, Newark & Fremont (West) Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Fremont City (East) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$75,819
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,873

In 2018, Software quality assurance analysts and testers earned an average of $75,819, $21,931 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Urban & regional planners make somewhat more than Software quality assurance analysts and testers while Administrative services managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Software quality assurance analysts and testers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.283
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Software quality assurance analysts and testers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.283, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Software quality assurance analysts and testers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Software quality assurance analysts and testers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Software quality assurance analysts and testers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Software quality assurance analysts and testers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Software quality assurance analysts and testers, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Insurance carriers, and Software publishing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Software quality assurance analysts and testers, by average wage, are Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. , Other health care services, and Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

70.7k
2018 Workforce
± 6,525

This graphic shows the share of Software quality assurance analysts and testers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Software quality assurance analysts and testers at  44.8%, followed by Insurance carriers with 4.64% and Software publishing with 3.89%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Software quality assurance analysts and testers in the US. The average age of male Software quality assurance analysts and testers in the workforce is 40.1 and of female Software quality assurance analysts and testers is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Software quality assurance analysts and testers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

41.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,012
29k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,179

59% of Software quality assurance analysts and testers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Software quality assurance analysts and testers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Software quality assurance analysts and testers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

57.2% of Software quality assurance analysts and testers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 31.6% of Software quality assurance analysts and testers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Software quality assurance analysts and testers.

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Age by Gender

40.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.39
42.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.67

The median age of Software quality assurance analysts and testers is 41, and Male employees are generally 2.23 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Software quality assurance analysts and testers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Software quality assurance analysts and testers is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Software quality assurance analysts and testers hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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